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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said this week that he expected that Ireland West Airport would qualify for a higher level of funding than is the norm for regional airports from the EU.
Former Minister Alan Dukes declared that if we used the capacity of the Eurozone that’s available today, we could do a far better job for all 500 million citizens of the EU. Mr Dukes and solicitor Ursula Tipp, addressed the question of European Economic Policy – What's in it for Ireland? at the evening seminar, jointly organised with European Movement Ireland, in Athlone Institute of Technology last week.
The elected members of Mayo County Council approved the raising of a €7.3 million loan to fund the purchase of a 17.5 per cent stake in Ireland West Airport Knock by seven local authorities (Mayo County Council, Sligo County Council, Roscommon County Council, Donegal County Council, Leitrim County Council, Galway County Council, and Galway City Council) in the region at their meeting on Monday. The funding will be used to try to secure the future of the airport which saw more than 700,000 passengers use the airport last year.
Plans for the progression of the controversial new Galway bypass will not be amended following a meeting held in Brussels earlier this week to thrash out the issue. Council planners and representatives from ARUP Consulting Engineers are adamant they will not return to the old Galway City Outer Bypass route.
A public engagement campaign is under way as Galway bids to win the European Capital of Culture 2020 designation and the fifth Speak Out information event will take place on the Aran Islands.
A meeting has been held in Brussels today between representatives of Galway City and County councils and the European Commission, regarding the controversial Galway bypass.
On Thursday April 16 former Minister Alan Dukes and solicitor Ursula Tipp will discuss what lies in store for Ireland’s economy in the context of EU economic governance rules. This free European Commission seminar entitled European Economic Policy - What’s in it for Ireland? will take place at AIT at 6.30pm.
Ambitious plan to catapult NUI Galway into the top 200 universities worldwide while securing €100 million in competitive EU research funds were launched last week.
Children will have the chance to have their art projected onto walls in Galway city centre locations and app enthusiasts will get access to new apps under the designation by the UN of 2015 as the International Year of Light.
A public engagement campaign is underway as Galway bids to win the European Capital of Culture 2020 designation. Following the success of the first ‘Speak Out’ held recently, a second event will take place in Galway Arts Centre, Lower Dominick Street tonight Thursday March 19. These ‘Speak Out’ events are part of a comprehensive public engagement programme taking place throughout Galway city and county over the coming months.